Events & Activities


Local History Group

Meets twice a month at Coultershaw

Exploring the history of Petworth and surrounding villages

Do you have an interest in Petworth’s local history?
This is an opportunity to discover and explore more about Petworth’s history whilst spending time with other like-minded members of your community in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

 2024 January to July Programme

Date Time  Topic  Speaker
10 January 10:30 1000 years of Arundel’s history John Barkshire
24 January 19:00 Bignor Roman Villa Liz Leggett
14 February 10:30 The historic & modern role of High Sheriff Andrew Bliss QPM
28 February 19:00 Midhurst Society Dave Rudwick
13 March 10:30 Chichester & District Archeology Society Steve Cleverly & Richard New
27 March 19:00 Petworth Friendly Societies Miles Costello
10 April 10:30 Mrs Barlow, a 19th century archaeologist from Midhurst Dawn Cansfield
24 April 19:00 A life on the Rother – connections to the past Andrew Thompson
8 May 10:30 The Coultershaw Story – Water, Water Everywhere Tony Sneller
22 May 19:00 Limeburners, Lords & Labourers Richard Howell
12 June 10:30 The Coultershaw Collection -introducing the archive Miles Costello
26 June 19:00 Life at the turn of the 20th century Anne Morrill
10 July 10:30 Messages from the Ministry – documentaries from 1930 -1950 (Videos) Tony Sneller

2023 Autumn Programme

Date Time  Topic  Speaker
13 September 10:30 The Story of Iping Paper Mill Hazel Flack
27 September 19:00 Coultershaw People Tony Sneller
11 October 10:30 Almshouses Juliet Fynes
25 October 19:00 Fernhurst Furnace Sam
8 November 16:30 Petworth Town Band Michelle Clifford
22 November 19:00 Wey & Arun Canal Richard Shenton
13 December 12:00 – 14:00 Christmas special !

For more information on this group please contact us at: [email protected]

The History Group is supported by funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.


Our Events programme for 2024 will be published in March